Five New Handsets from Siemens All Feature Cameras


    Siemens Mobile released a bunch of phones this week despite rumours of them shutting down their phone biz. Surprisingly, each of the phones includes a built in camera with varying degrees of quality spread throughout the line, from high to mid-range.

    The top of the line phone, the Siemens SXG75 UTMS 3G handset is feature packed with two cameras, one for digital stills, and another for making video calls. Also included; Bluetooth, MP3 player, FM radio, Assisted GPS, and a large QVGA screen. To store your media the phone will come with 120 MB of built in memory with a RS-MMC slot to further expand the phone. The phone should hit streets in September of 2005.

    The next phone in the lineup is the rugged Siemens M75 which is aimed at outdoor enthusiasts. This phone will feature a 1.3 megapixel camera and earthy tone colors in a rugged shell. In addition, the phone will have a MP3/ACC player, push-to-talk, Bluetooth Wireless, and a 132 x 176 pixel 260,000 color screen. The phone will support RS-MMC memory cards. Expect to see this phone in June.

    The CX75 comes with all the features as the above M75 except it isn’t rugged, but still has a metal casing for durability. This phone is also expected in June of 2005.

    Next comes one of their mid-range phones, the CF75. This phone will feature a clamshell design and double color screens, one on the front of the shell and one inside. Also included will be a VGA camera with 5x digital zoom, and USB 2.0 for synching data. This phone should hit streets in July 2005.

    Finally, the last phone launched from siemens will be a “fashion” phone with different color patterns. The CL75 will feature a small clamshell design size of 87x44x23 mm and weighing only 90 grams. Like the rest of the phones, this one will also feature a camera, 11MB if internal memory and Dual displays. The phone will be out in the second quarter with a price that you would expect for a mid-ranged phone.